Destinations and Things to do in Singapore: Destinations - Singapore 1

We convey visited Singapore a few times over the years but the concluding fourth dimension was 10 years ago. So when nosotros decided to convey a few days hither equally a destination over I idea nosotros had seen it all as well as was having problem thinking what novel to do.
I expected lilliputian to excite me, however, I couldn’t convey been to a greater extent than wrong.
In the 10 years since I was concluding hither they had built the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore flyer as well as Gardens past times the Bay merely to call a few as well as directly the metropolis looked unrecognisable.

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Getting To Singapore
Quite a few cruise ships utilization Singapore equally a starting fourth dimension or complete port.
The cruise end is at Singapore Cruise Centre SCC@HarbourFront . The International Passenger Terminal (IPT) from the cruise ships opens into a shopping mall. So later on y'all clear customs/immigration y'all thence walk through a large shopping centre bustling amongst activity.
 To larn exterior to a taxi Bus or the MRT station y'all must become through the HarbourFront Centre shopping centre.
You tin flame leave of absence your suitcases at the left baggage services to explore for the day. There are ATM's as well as coin changers as well as restrooms. Here is a Map

You tin flame grab the cable automobile to Sentosa Island inwards the same building.

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Changi Airport would go 1 of my favourite airports inwards the world. It for sure has a lot to learn its Asian neighbours.
In most airports y'all hold off around restlessly, wandering as well as wondering how to kill time.
Not at Changi Airport. There are 350 retail outlets as well as services, thence y'all tin flame purchase all your revenue enhancement complimentary duty complimentary items. You tin flame fifty-fifty social club your items on ishopChangi  earlier your arrival to Changi Airport as well as selection them upwards piece inwards transit.
With 120 nutrient as well as drinkable outlets you’ll honor most type of cuisine, but to a greater extent than oftentimes than non Singaporean favourites as well as Asian as well as chains (yep Mcdonalds). About thirty eateries are opened upwards 24 hours a day.

Keep inwards deport on amongst the Airports complimentary WIFI networks ( WIFI@changi inwards the transit surface area as well as Wireless@Sg elsewhere) or utilization their computers equally it has 500 mesh kiosks. It fifty-fifty has 800 complimentary charging points to accuse your electronics earlier y'all fly. ,

If y'all leave of absence from Changi Airport
Then accomplish your divergence gate at to the lowest degree thirty minutes earlier the divergence fourth dimension as well as larn your luggage checked. Instead of having a safety screening organisation centralised at the Departure Check-in Hall, which causes lengthy queues, at Changi Airport each gate is equipped amongst its ain safety quest ensuring a faster inspection of your mitt luggage.

H5N1 hint for the budget airline fans: If y'all transfer to as well as from the budget airlines Tigerair as well as Scoot, apply to the Changi Connects programme. For no to a greater extent than than SGD20 y'all tin flame skip on the hassle of clearing arrival immigration, retrieving your luggage as well as fifty-fifty getting a visa to larn into Singapore.

Besides the green sight of shops as well as eateries lining the airport, Changi Airport  has many beautiful relaxing gardens: Enchanted Garden (T2), Orchid Garden (T2), Butterfly Garden (T3) as well as 2 outdoor ones, the Cactus Garden (T1) as well as Sunflower Garden (T2), where y'all tin flame soak upwards the Sun as well as bask some fresh air piece gazing at the aircrafts taking off.

Getting around
Catching world buses as well as the MRT (subway/metro prepare system) y'all tin flame larn around the whole of the isle of Singapore really easily as well as relatively cheaply. The trains are create clean as well as efficient as well as signs are inwards English linguistic communication amongst a low-cal upwards LED board tracking your progress inwards the train.

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The MRT (Mass Rapid Transport) is good signed thence y'all tin flame honor the stations easily as well as every station I travelled had escalators as well as lifts.

There are fifty-fifty apps y'all tin flame download to your telephone to assistance getting around Singapore Public Transport

Free app - SG NextBus, which gives estimated arrival times of world buses inwards Singapore.
Free app - SG Buses is gives estimated arrival times, details of motorbus stops, routes
Free app - SMRT Connect details of railway routes
Free app - Singapore MRT details of railway routes

All fares are charged according to the full distance travelled on the bus, MRT as well as LRT. With the distance fares, y'all tin flame brand transfers without having to pay a boarding accuse for every transfer that makes upwards your journey.
Bugis to HarbourFront (cruise end station) v stations inwards virtually 12 mins, 1 transfer ADULT $1.31 SENIORS $0.88
Raffles Place to Ang Mo Kio (to grab the motorbus to the zoo) 10 stations inwards virtually nineteen mins,  0 transfers ADULT $1.41 SENIORS $0.90
Changi Airport to Marina Bay thirteen stations inwards virtually 38 mins, 3 transfers ADULT $1.75 SENIORS $0.90
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Walking around Singapore is rubber as well as comfortable, the streets as well as footpaths are good maintained. An added bonus is never having to pace on mucilage equally it is banned inwards Singapore.
We never felt dangerous or wary of our environment inwards Singapore, though equally always, nosotros are ever aware as well as diligent.

Restrooms /Toilets

The Restroom Association of Singapore , yes at that topographic point is an association,  runs The Happy Toilet Programme which 'aims to encourage as well as hand recognition to bathroom owners or operators for maintaining world toilets to standards expected past times the public.'
They convey a spider web site amongst world toilets rated. Here

We never had a work inwards Singapore amongst restrooms at all.

Incontinence Products
Common products similar TENA & Poise®  are readily available from Supermarkets similar Giant

Pharmacy/ Chemists

There are several large chain stores that telephone telephone themselves pharmacies. However, y'all should go aware non every chemist's shop sells all kinds of medication.
There are 3 classes of medicine, according to official regulations:
  • prescription-only medication
  • pharmacy-only medication
  • general sales or over-the-counter medication.
Chain store pharmacies similar Watsons or Guardian unremarkably convey a dedicated chemist's shop counter, where other kinds of medication are available some tin flame hand y'all pharmacy-only medication as well as a twosome convey prescription-only medication available.

If y'all demand to fill upwards a prescription
Pharmacies inwards Singapore’s hospitals dispense prescription drugs to outpatients as well as retail customers.
All 7 world hospitals convey their ain pharmacy, as well as thence practise some of the city’s somebody medical facilities, similar Mount Elizabeth Hospital or Parkway East Hospital. Most world polyclinics (like those run past times SingHealth, inwards Bukit Merah, Geylang, Tampines, as well as Pasir Ris) as well as somebody medical clinics convey an attached pharmacy.

Hospital pharmacies may non go opened upwards later on hours, unless they are business office of the A&E department. To larn urgently needed medication, it’s easiest to become to a 24/7 medical clinic addition pharmacy. The somebody Raffles Clinic at Changi Airport is pop for this purpose.

Where to Stay.
As amongst whatsoever province or city, where y'all remain is governed past times 2 things, cost as well as location.
You tin flame remain nigh the cruise port, nigh the airport, In the metropolis or on Sentosa Island
Some examples
Raffles Hotel Singapore
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia
Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Capella Singapore on Sentosa
Resorts World Sentosa

Singapore has hotels as well as hostels for all budgets.

As nosotros were on a tight budget nosotros stayed nigh Arab St, Bugis Junction surface area equally it was somewhere nosotros had stayed earlier as well as establish it inexpensive enough, prissy neighbourhoods as well as central.

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